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More than half of midwifery chiefs believe their services are too stretched to support the rise in student midwives promised by the government, a new survey has revealed.
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease using anti-epileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, according to researchers.
The cost of the tests overseas nurses and midwives must take to work in the UK are being reduced by more than 20%, the professional regulator has revealed.
The government must reverse cuts to council’s public health budgets in the forthcoming spending review to help address a fall in the number of children’s health visitors and protect young infants, the Local Government Association has warned.
Scrapping tuition fees for postgraduate nursing courses and giving all student nurses annual grants to cover living costs are among a set of urgent measures put forward by health experts today to prevent a workforce crisis.
More than a third of healthcare staff have been found to be contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms after caring for patients colonised or infected with the bacteria, according to a US study.
Maternity staff on the South Coast have “taken a walk in” the shoes of women and families at their trust, in an initiative designed to help understand user and carer experience.
An accident and emergency nurse in the North of England has spoken out about the harsh realities of life as a nurse working in the A&E department, following a series of patient backlash.
Older people living in nursing homes and who take part in a regular, organised exercise programme gain multiple benefits, including a reduced falls risk and less frailty, according to Spanish researchers.
Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to UK researchers.